Jason Miller is bringing the “Mayhem” back to the octagon. The ultra-charismatic and popular middleweight has signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC that will see him return to the organization for the first time since 2005. Miller’s contract with Strikeforce recently expired, freeing him up to sign with another organization.
The story was first reported by MMAFighting.com
The host of MTV’s Bully Beatdown had not competed in Strikeforce since their April 2010 Nashville event, where he posted a first round TKO victory over Tim Stout. Later in the night, Miller got into a scuffle with Nick Diaz, Jake Shields and other members of Team Cesar Gracie. The “Nashville Brawl” led to a three month suspension for him and others involved. He returned to action at DREAM. 16 in September 2010, submitting the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba in just over two minutes.
Miller had been scheduled to fight Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson but was pulled from the fight for unknown reasons. A fight between Miller and Diaz had been talked about since the incident in Nashville but the two fighters and the Strikeforce organization could never reach an agreement for various reasons.
No word yet on when Miller will make his UFC re-debut or who his opponent will be.